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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: Fill DAY, JANtTATtV 0, 100.1.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
ravin flls dniRS.
For rent, modern house, 71!) 8ixth Av.
fcxpert match repairing, LtTrt. Bwar.
Officer Is Belling dwellings cheap. 419 B y.
ricture framing. C. E. Alexander A Co.,
PI photos of yourself nr .'rlends, 10 cents.
Carveth, artlat, 3"H Broadway.
Cut. prlrea on art calendara and blottera
for New Year's gifts. Alexander & Co.
Miss 1,1 tile Drake left last evening for
St. Louts to resume her musical atudies.
Wanted, at once, boy with pony to carry
Km roulf. Apply a the ottlce, lu Pearl
K'xcelaior Masonic lodge will hold a pe
dal meeting thla evening for work In tha
We ara headquarters for glasa of all
klnda. Sf ua bttore you buy. C. B. faint,
oil md Ulaaa Co,
Captain George J. Crane left last evening
for Indianapolis to attend ,the convention
of Insurance underwriters.
At the regular meeting of Myrtle lodge,
Degree ot Honor, thla evening the newly
elected officer will be Inatalleu.
Mr. and Mra. J. B. Long arrived home
yeaterday from a visit with frlenda and
relative In Chicago and Cincinnati.
K. Houthwlck, who- Uvea near the Iowa
School for the Deaf, win aerluualy injured
yesterday by being kicked by a horse.
Mr. anil Mrs. C. A. Beebe of Olen avenue
lett yenterday for a aojourn at Hot BprlngB,
U. )., for the benefit of Mr. Berbe'a healtn.
The ovsslon of district court yesterday
waa taken up with the healing ot motions
nd other minor matter by Judge Thor-
The regular meeting of lodge No. 270,
Ancient order of United Workmen, will be
held thla evening. Refreshment will be
H. K. flsar and family of Treynor, la.,
were In the city yesterday on their way to
j.oa Angeles, Cai., where they will spend
the remainder of the winter.
William Purcell, a la'jorer living at Denl
aon, la., haa tiled a petition In bankruptcy
in the federal court here. Ills liabilities
aggregate and his asset constat of one
auit or clothes, valued at l-o.
The case against Km'. C. Hover, charged
by Mra. C. C. Haln with obtaining suppliea
from the county In her name under false
pretenses, wa dismissed In Justice Ouren a
court on motion of the assletunt county at
torney. John Jay Fralney, the Shakespearean
orator, will leave In a few da ye, for a tour
through northwestern Iowa, southern Min
nesota and western Wisconsin, under tne
direction of the Bijou Lyceum bureau of
Mra. Hannah Waddle, widow of the la to
Thomaa Waddle, died yesterday morning
at the home of her daughter, Mra. John
lenney, no;! Seventh avenue, aged 9 years.
Bealdea the r.aurfhter with whom ahe made
her home Mra. Waddle la survived by two
The session of the Board of County Super
visors yesterday waa taken up with com
pleting the contract for the county bridge
work for the ensuing year with the Canton
Bridge company and with making the semi
annual settlement with County Treasurer
Louis Brown was arrested yesterday on
an Information charging lit in with the theft
of a quantity of household goods from the
Foster home on North Second street. It I
alleged that Brown and a companion cnr.
rled the goods away In a xprlng wagon dur
ing the absence of the family. The theft
la said to have been commuted aeveriil
John I. Redlck of Omaha haa been
granted a temporary injunction restraining
the city of Cojncll Bluffs and County
Treasurer Arnd from attempting to col
lect taxes on certain Iota n Potter A
George's addition to Council Bluffs, lying
on the weat side of the Missouri river. It
' la claimed by Redlck that the property 1
not subject to city taxation, being held for
agricultural purposes only.
Council Bluffs camp No. . 7151, Modern
' Woodmen of America, at Its meeting last
evening Installed the following officers for
the enaulng year: V. C. W. U Williams;
' W. A., 8. L. Miller; banker, M. E. Sutton;
clerk. U G. Scott; escort, H. E. Wellert;
' watchman, H. D. Mains; sentry, K. Ga-
llnsky; first manager, W. B. Fisher; sec
ond manager, F 8. Simpson; third man
ager, K. G. Uoyd; physician, O. H. Bower.
After tha Installation a Social time waa had.
Interspersed with music and refreshments.
N. Y, Plumbing Co., ferophone C26.
Ko laceeiior for Richards,
United States Marshal O. M. Chrlstlaa,
who Is lp the city attending the special
seaalon of federal court, haa announced tiat
no one will be appointed to take the place
of Deputy William Rlcharda who recently
In explanation Marshal Christian said
that while In the southern district cf Iowa
there were four courts. Council Bluffs,
Keokuk, Pes Moinea and Creston, the work
did not demand a large force ot deputlea
and that for the present It could be cov
ered bp the two remaining deputies, A. E.
Willis of Perry and Harry Fulton ot Keo
kuk. Regarding the statement that Deputy
Richards had resigned because the office
no longer afforded a living. Marshal Rich
ards admitted 'hXn was true. He said the
position under the hew rules ot the federal
court was no longer remunerative, but with
enly two deputies Jo the field they could
now make . H more lucrative. Marshal
Christian added that In his opinion the
position rof a deputy marshal for the
southern district of Jowa was no sinecure,
although it was considered so In the days
f Smith Refuses to Talk.
Frank Bmltb, alias George Murray, under
arrest on suspicion of having stolen three
duck coats, which he disposed of to a second-hand
deak'r and made arrangements to
ell him twenty pair of overalls and other
gooda. has refused to talk. When placed
In the sweat box yesterday he refused to
answer any questions, and the police have
been unable to locate where the other sup
posed goods are. At first It was thought
that tha goods had been stolen from the
commissary of one of the Oreat Western
grading camps, but. now It Is believed tbey
were stolen from a car in transit at one
of the local railroad yards. Smith is a
stranger to the police and la believed to
be from Kansas City.
Another Heating afore Free.
The first beating stove given by Wllllrm
Welch to his Goal customers was awarded
to the Christian home. Another has been
put up on' the same plan, and during the
nsxt thirty days will be given away free to
one of his customers. Before ordering your
coal call at II Nor'h Main street or
Ueerae K. Hoaatoa Ueta tloaae.
The houss and lot valued at 12,000 offered
by the Council Bluffs lodge ot Elks, as one
of the prises at the street fair and carnival
last September, was awarded laat evening
to Oeorge E. Houston of 121 Fifth avenue.
Charlea Matthal. J. J. Hughes, C. Austin.
R. Roth and J. T. Tidd comprised the com
mittee In charge.
Gravel rootling. A. H. Read. 126 Main St.
HEW THEATER I
aa THO WAIF
a Pearl sU., Council Bluffs. 'Phona 17.
COAL SHORTAGE IS SERIOUS
Bi CoDiumen of Steam Varieties Are on
the Anxious Seat.
MOTOR COMPANY IN WORST PREDICAMENT
Water Works and Has f'orasiaay Also
Down to Pnlat Where Only One
Day's flnaply Is In
Council Bluffs Is on the vergs of a steam
coal famine and unless shortly relieved
several of the public utilities will possibly
have to suspend operations. The scarcity
of the supply of this kind of coal yesterday
very nearly proved disastrous to the motor,
electric light and water works companies.
Not since the coal strike has this situation
been so keenly felt here and the big cor
poration, which are the large consumers
of this kind of fuel, are all on the anxious
For several days the motor company his
been barely receiving sufficient steam coal
to keep Its power houses going and last
Sundav it was nearly compelled to stop
running Its cars for lack of fuel. At one
time Sunday there was but little over ons
hour's supply on hand and had not a ship
ment reached the power houses In time to
save the situation that afternoon the serv
ice would have been suspended. Yesterday
morning the supply again became nearly
exhausted owing to the delayed arrival of
a trainload of coal. At 11 o'clock the sup
ply on hand was barely sufficient to keep
the power house going for two hours
longer. Many of the heavy cars were taken
off the line between thla cjty and Omaha
and all heat was shut off In' the cars on the
entire system. For a time it looked aa Jf
the company would have to shut down for
lack of fuel, but shortly after noon the sit
uation was temporarily relieved by the ar
rival of several cars of coal. The situation
Is, however, still most precarious, as the
supply Is barely sufficient to. keep things
moving without placing a ton In reserve.
Superintendent Tarkington stated that
there waa plenty of coal on the way here,
but that the railroads appeared to lack the
necessary facilities to transport It and this
was what caused the delsy.
Other Companies Ansloaa.
The Electrlo Light and Gas company Is
also on the anxious seat, as its supply is
almost down to bedrock and the arrival ot
more coal Is uncertain. So far the com
pany haa managed to secure sufficient coal
to keep tho plant runnlag, but one more
day's delay In the arrival of its orders
would place the company In serious diffi
culties and probably result In the plsnt
shutting down or running on halt time un
til the situation la relieved.
The Water Works company yesterday
morning w&s face to face wltb a seriou
condition. It bad but, sufficient steam ooal
to keep the pumping atatlons going for
about thre hours and when that was ex
hausted It would hare been compelled to
use up its reserve supply of lump coal. Of
lump coal the company had sufficient on
band to keep the pumps going for another
twenty-four hours. Msnager Hart was not
overanxious, however, as fie anticipated the
delivery of several cars during the night,
which would relieve the situation, and even
in the event of a further' delay the reser
voir would be good for two days' supply of
water. The situation, however, was suffi
ciently serious to necessitate the hurrying
of coal In ton lots secured from local deal
ers to the several pumplug stations.
The Peavey "elevator at tha Union Pacific
transfer shut down Wednesday evening foi
lack of coal, and the Plntah Oas works,
which supplies the gas for the Fullman and
other railroad cars on the trains leaving
the transfer depot, was In a serious pre
dicament yesterday. It had but sufficient
coal to keep up steam for a few hours and
orders were Ireued to turn over to It the
first cars of coal which reached the trans
fer yeaterday afternoon.
The supply of coal for domestic uses Is
keeping up with the demand, although
practically not a pound ot anthracite cau
be bought in Council Bluffs. Local dealers
regard the situation as serious, as should
there be a railroad blockade on account ot
storms the supply here would soon, be ex
hausted. Plumbing and hratlr.g. Blxby ft Son.
Inea I.ewla Makes a lilt.
Little Inex Lewis of this city, who ap
peared at the header the Royal Llllputlans
In the spectacular musical comedy, "Pester
land," at the New theater, was given a
flattering reception and was the recipient
of several handsome bouquets, almost as
large as the little lady herself. Miss Lewis
has been frequently seen In amateur enter
tainments, but last night waa the first time
she 'appeared before a Council Bluffs au
dience in a professional company. The little
actreas Is IS years ot age, but her height
Is only forty-one Inches, and she weighs
but forty-six pounds.
Major James Boyle, one of the comedians
of the company, was the guest of Ed Cogley
while In the city. The "major" and Cog
ley used to dp team work on the stage as
twins. Doyle stands thirty-one Inches high,
while Cogley tops the mark at six feet.
The "major" is sn Elk, being a member of
New York lodge No. 1. Major A. J. Cric-
qul, also a comedian In the company, who
stsnds one Inch higher than Doyle, Is also
an Elk, being a member ot the lodge in
Newark, N. J. Daniel Kelly, the tall man
of the company, was exalted ruler of the
Elks In 1885. He and two "majors" were
guests at the Elks' "lub house during the
dsy. Miss Lewis rode around the city In a
; miniature brougham, drawn by two Shet
' land ponies. The carriage Is said to have
! been formerly the property of the noted
Qeneral Tom Thumb.
Music and flowers at Whaley ft Co.'a drug
store Saturdsy night. Musto by Whaley'i
Xlsoa Ksplalas Hla Fallare.
William Nixon, a farmer living near Adel.
Is., against whom Attorney J. B. 8wett ot
this city had brought suit to recover on a
note, was summoned last November to ap
pear In court for examination as to his
property. He failed to appear and a war
rant was issued for his srrest on a charge
of contempt of court, which he Is to an
swer at this term. Yei'.erdiy Nixon filed a
atatement asking that be be purged of con
tempt. He states that when served wltb
the notice bis wife was seriously 111 and
there waa no one but himself at horn to
look after bis nine small children. He sup
posed that under the eircumatances his
place was beside his stck wife and little
children, He also claims that ba was Ig
norant ot court rules and aupposed that his
attorney would explain matters to the court
and relievo him ot any charge of contempt.
Count Superintendent McManua received
word yeaterday that two schools Id Norwalk
township and one In Lincoln township had
been closed on account of scarlet fever
among the pupils. Scarlet fever is preva
lent through the country, and It Is likely
that more schools will have to be closed on
this account. Superintendent MrMsnus will
leave thla morning to inveatlgate the sit
uation and .order a thorough disinfection of
the schools closed, so tbst they msy be
reopened at the earliest moment possible.
TO TEST PEDDLERS' LICENSE
Salesman for aa lovra Tea and Coffee
Hons Objects to Its Pro
visions. MARSHALLTOWN, la., Jan. 8.--8pe-
clsl.) The arrest of a salesman for a Mar
shalltown tea and coffee house at Union has
raised an Important question under what Is
known as the peddlers' license law.
The tea company Involved sends men all
over the state soliciting orders from house
to house for future delivery. In some casea
goods are sold and delivered at the same
time, but as a rule the orders only are
The town of Union passed an ordinance
by the provisions of which all transient
merchants are required to secure a license,
for which they are charged $5 per day, and
all persons taking orders for future deliv
ery are also required to pay a license fee
of 15 per day.
It la held by the defendants that the ordi
nance Is Illegal and Is clearly In restraint
of trade, and that If enforced would exclude
every salesman for wholesale houses of
The last legislature, however, amended
section 700 of the Iowa code so as to give
towns the right to tax merchants for rev
enue purposes, but It has b?en held that
tbjs amendment Is unconstitutional.
The question hinges largely on the defini
tion of a peddler, as the state has a law
Men requires peddlers to pay a monthly
license fee of $26. Should the decision be
In favor of the town It will be carried to
the highest court, as it ha been decided to
make this a test case.
If the town's ordinance should be de
clared legal, other towns will no doubt take
the same steps to protect their home mer
chants. WOUNDED MAN FROM CRESTON
Newspaper Solve Mystery of Identity
of Prisoner In the Knox
CRESTON, la., Jan. 8. (Special Tele
gram.) The Identity of the wounded robber
In the Knoxvlile Jail who was shot by H.
Rnllfvan nf Hamilton after he and three
confederates had robbed Sullivan of $1,800, ;
which baffled the officers for a time, has
been established as Frank Balrd of this
city. The tip that led to the discovery
was given by the Advertiser, a newspaper
of Creston, and when confronted with the
evidence he admitted the fact. He was
raised here and bora the reputation of al
ways being very wild. He has served one
term In the penitentiary for forgery and la
known as a gambler and grafter. Two war
rants are now out for his supposed confed
PRAIRIE CHICKENS COSTLY
Proprietor of Meat Market May Pay
Fine of Over Foor Thou
SIOUX CITY, la., Jan. 8.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Deputy Oame Warden C. B. Kuhl
today secured a search warrant and act
ing upon Its authority discovered 206 prairie
chickens In the basement of the Potter
meat market, of which B. C. Potter is pro
An information wll je filed this after
noon charging Potter with keeping prairie
chickens In his possession contrary to the
As the fine In such case is $10 for each
bird and an additional mulct of $5 for the
prosecuting attorney and $5 fcr the In
former for each bird. Potter, If found
guilty, will be subject to a fine ot $4,120.
prnat F.leetrle Line More Time.
CRESTON, la., Jan. 8. (Special.) The
city council of Creston held Its regular
meeting last night, but there was little
business transacted. It was thought that
the council would accept the new city hall
and engine bouse, but that building Is not
yet completed. The only business of lm
nnrtance was the DBSsaae of two ordinances
allowing the Creaton ft Wlnterset Inter-
urbsn Electric railway an extension or one
year's time tor the completion of the road
on account of the trouble It hat encoun
tered in floating Ita bonds.
Thla is taken to mean that the company
does not Intend to give up the Idea of
building the road, and aa there la now a
new set of directors In control, It Is thought
that the road will be completed thla year.
Contest Over Coanty Printing.
CRESTON, la., Jan. 8. (Special.) The
Board of Supervisors of Union county held
Ita regular meeting yesterdsy and awarded
the contract for the county bridge work
and the county printing. The Standard
Bridge company of Omaha waa awarded tUe
bridge work and the Creston Advertiser,
Creston Oaxette and Afton 8tar-Enterprlse
were designated aa the official papers of the
county. W. H. Robb, editor of the Creston
American, has taken exception to tha de
cision of the board, which Is republican,
claiming that It was awarded on partisan
lines and asking for a dsy to have tha
papers prove their Hits.
Old floidler Is Jealona.
MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. Jan. 8. (Special
Telegram.) Late thla evening Oeorge Llv.
tngston, a member of the Iowa Soldiers
home here, ahot and wounded E. M. Dun
can, another member of the home. Jeal
ousy waa the motive tor the shooting. Liv
ingston's wife lives In a small house nesr
the home and Duncan waa there splitting
wood for her, when Livingston discovered
him. and the shooting, took p'ace. Llv
Iqgaton fired two shots, but only one took
effect and Duncan received only a flesh
Is a Bogus Evangelist.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Jan. 8 (Special.)
F. A. Marston left the town yesterday Juat
two minutes ahead of Tama officers who
wanted bim for Jumping a board bill. Mar-
' ston came here some time ago, sang In
several church choirs and laid a plan be
fore leading churches whereby ha expected
to do great good In the way of missionary
, work. Hs claimed to have a plantation near
New Orleans which be bad colonised and
waa looking for a minister to look after
the spiritual welfare of his flqek.
Rob Safe la Shoo Store.
OSKALOOSA. Ia.. Jan. 8. (8peclal-)
, Thomas Neagle's shoe store was robbed
J while fully lighted early laat night and $106
cash waa taken from the safe.
Gets 910O.OUU a Year.
Because ba has a keen, clear brain In a
vigorous body. Electric Bitters give both,
and satisfy or no pay. Try them. 60a.
For sale by Kuhn ft Co.
DEMOCRACY LOSING HEART
Few 0bt3TTauces of Jackion Daj in tha
Itate of Iowa.
WOODBURY WANTS ITS INSANE RETURNED
Hoard of Control Kot Inclined to
Grant Reqneat, aa Counties Do
Hot Make Suitable Pro
vision for Them.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Jan. 8. (Special.) Not
withstanding that In many sections of the
state the democratic party mads substan
tial gains last fall at the election because
of the omission In the state platform of
all references to the Chicago and Kansas
City free silver platforms, only a tew gen
eral celebrations of Jackson day are re
ported. The day passed without any rec
ognition whatever In Des Moines and not
one of the Des Moines democratic orators
was Invited to go elsewhere snd speak. A
banquet was given by the democrats of
Muscatine lsst night addressed by Con
gressman M. J. Wade of the Sacond district.
This evening he was the principal speaker
at a Jackson day banquet In Davenport,
nearly all the speakers being old-time dem
ocrata In the eastern part of the state
who have survived as such since the advent
of the new order. The most oonsplcuous
gathering of democrats was In Waterloo
this evening, where there were aa speak
ers ex-Governor Boles, Waterloo; J. M.
Parsons, Rock Rapids: Judge A. Van
Wagenen, Sioux City; Henry Vol'.mer,
Davenport: A. L. Sorter, taason City; S. 8.
Wright, Tipton, and T. J. Fltipatrlck,
Dubuque. Ex-Governor Boles spoke on
"The Republicanism of Lincoln Compered
with the Republicanism of Hanna." Mr.
Parsons, who has twice been chairman of
democratic state conventions, spoke on
"The Iowa Idea; Is It a Doorstep Foun
dling?" At Ottumwa another gathering of
the democrats took place this evening and
the banquet was addressed by about fifteen
Want Insane Returned.
The county officials of Woodbury county
are making an effort to have returned to
the county asylum about fifteen inmates of
the state hospital at Cherokee who are,
so It is claimed, able to be placed lu a
county asylum. The officials have had an
Investigation msde and find that" about fif
teen of their patients are harmless and in
curable and they are seeking to have them
sent from Cherokee. They can be cared for
cheaper at the county asylum than at the
state hospital. But the Board of Control
has In this esse, as in others, hesitated
because the county asylum Is reported In
poor condition. The state Inspector ot
these county Institutions reported at the
last visit that It waa in better condition
than before, but still In very poor snaps
for properly caring for the insane. A sim
ilar state of affairs exists In other coun
ties of the state and It ia probable that
very few 'will be sent from atate hospitals
to these county Insane asylums unless there
Is material Improvement In the county
Schumann at State University.
President Schurman of Cornell univer
sity Is to deliver the address tomorrow at
the sixteenth annual convocation of the
tudenta of the State university of Iowa.
He has been in Minnesota and waa Induced
to tarry a day In 'owa.
The Board of Control yesterday elected
Dr. F. M. Powell ot Glenwood to be super
intendent of the State Institute for the
Feeble Minded for another term. He haa
been at the head of the institute for twenty
yeara and has' about 3.700 children in hla
charge the year round.
Sent to the Penitentiary.
Judge plven In the district court today
aentenced Charles Kelhl to five yeara In
the penitentiary for larceny. He broke Into
a dyeing establishment and stole a tew
things. He had been In the penitentiary
once before and is addicted to liquor so
that he Is regarded as hardly responsible.
He told the court he would commit suicide
If sent back to Fort Madison, where ha
had been before, but expressed a willing
ness to go to the penitentiary at Anamosa.
He will be transferred to the latter place.
"Tip" Blaine, who last summer was con
victed of larceny, after he had been brought
back from Washington state, and whose
case has been to the supreme court, walked
Into the sheriff's office today and announced
he Is ready to go to the pen. He will serve
Served for Old Crime.
William Dillle, mentioned in dispatches
from Anamosa yesterday as having died
after twenty-six yeara In the atate peni
tentiary, waa from Iowa City. He was
serving a life sentence and his case waa a
Dillle was serving time for the killing
of Thomas 8wlfl, a section foremen on
the Burlington, Cedar Rapids ft Northern.
Dillle was working under Swift and a dif
ference arose over a time check, amount
ing to about 75 cents. A sharp quarrel
arose, and Dillle went to Iowa City and
purchased a revolver. He returned to
Morse, where both men lived, and meeting
Swift, In front ot the latter's home, re
newed the quarrel and ended by shootliig
Swift. The latter died the next May. Dillle
was defended in court by George W. Boat
and 8. 8. Ranck, but he was convicted of
murder in the first degree. -
INJUNCTION IS IGNORED
Forty 'Frisco Track Layers Arrested
for Bnlldlnsr Prohibited
LAWTON. O. T.. Jan. 8. Forty track
layers In the employ of the 'Frisco rail
way were arrested today on a chsrge of ob
structing the streets.
The company attempted to build a switch
connection with a brickyard, and the city
obtained an injunction. The tracklayers
then attempted to push the work during
V. M. C. A. Bulldias; Barns.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 8 Fire early this
morning partly destroyed the central build
ing of the Young Men's Christian sssocls
tion, at the corner of Prospect and Erie
streets. The loss to the asaoclation and to
merchants occupying the ground floor will
aggregate HOO.t00, partially covered by In.
surance. The fire originated In the kitchen.
Store Burned at Oakdale.
OAKDAI.E. Neb.. Jan. 8. (Special Tele
gram.) At $ o'clock this morning fire to
tally destroyed the hardware, harness and
Implement warehouse owned by Norwood ft
Biringfellow, together with the contents.
Loss over and above the losursace, Is about
Fire la Ueorgla Town.
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Jan. 8 A fierce fire Is
raging in Wayrross. Ga., and tha eotlro
business portion ot the town Is threatened
with destruction- Tha wind la blowing a
Purchase La rare Block, of Stork In
the Philadelphia A Readla
BALTIMORE. Jan. 8. President Loree of
the Bsltlmore ft Ohio railroad officially
confirmed the published report of the pur
chase tor Lis company of stock In the
Philadelphia A Reading railroad and the
subsequent sale of a part of that stork
through the Pennsylvania company to the
He said the control of the Reading was
acquired by the Pennsylvania rosd, on
behalf of the Baltimore ft Ohio, through
Kuhn, Loeb A Co. Of a total of 2.800.000
shares, tbla firm secured between 1,200,000
and 1,400,000 shares In the Interest ot tho
Pennsylvania. This was largely preferred
stock. Then the Vanderbllta and the Bal
timore A Ohio were Invited to take these
purchases between them.
This waa to bring the Reading Into the
community of ownership scheme originated
by the Pennsylvania railroad and the New
York Central without conflicting with the
lawa of the atate of Pennsylvania, which
prohibit the Pennsylvania railway from
owning control of a competing line. The
Vanderbllta nominated the Lake Shore ft
Michigan Southern railroad to take up their
share ot tha purchase, and the transaction
Involved the Issuing ot about $25,000,000 In
The Pennsylvania selected the Baltimore
ft Ohio and this company financed the re
quirements by part of the money derived
from the recent sale ot $42,500,000 ot stock.
President Loree said that the deals make
a aubatantlal addition to the mileage oper
ated under the Baltimore ft Ohio Influence,
doubling the same, as follows: Present
Baltimore ft Ohio syatem, 4,400 miles; mile
age affected by d;al, 4,405 miles. Total,
Mr. Loree aald that the management ot
the Reading would continue aa at present.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. The reported pur-
base of a majority ot Philadelphia ft Read
ing stock by tho Baltimore ft Ohio and
Lake Shore railroads was confirmed hero
today. The transaction was financed by
J. P. Morgan ft Co., for the Lake Shore,
and Is a thing of the past, as no syndicate
will be formed to carry the stock.
The shares were bought in the open mar
ket and wre divided equally between the
Baltimore ft Ohio and tho Lake Shore.
The understanding Is that the Reading
will be operated In the intereats ot the
purchasers, but that Its policy will not
be antagonistic to other lines.
CLARK BUYS OUT RIVAL
Will Be Bio Parallel Line to His Pro
posed Road Wnt from
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. $. The Examiner
aaya: By making an alliance with Senator
Clark . of Montana, E. H. Harrtman leaves
PrtncePonlatowskl's projected railroad from
Los Angelea to San Francisco In the air and
neutralises the danger ot a possible com
bination between Ponlatowskl, Clark and
the Gould systems.
The Clark corporation has agreed to buy
from Harrlman 80o mtlea of road, part of
the Oregon Short Line, running southwest
from Salt Lake to a point In southeastern
Nevada. Thla deal la to be cloaed In New
York within a few daya.
By moans of it Senator Clark gets rid of a
parallel line which Harrlman was arranging
to build. On the other hand, Harrlman has
an underatandlng with Clark, so It Is said,
by which Gould ia ahut out from part
ownership in tha road projected by Prince
Ponlatowskl from San Francisco to Los
Angelea to connect with tha Clark ayatem.
Owning the $00 miles of the Oregon Short
Line, Senator Clark still will have about 400
miles more to build. All the surveys are
made and construction Is In progress. As
the story runs, .Clark Is to pav between
$9,00,000 and $120000,000 for the 300 miles.
Harrlman and hla friends are to accept
bonds of the Clark company.
Once the cut-off la finished it will con
nect with the Harrlman and Gould linns
at Salt Lake and give each an Impartial
survey Into aouthern California.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. A press dispatch
stating that E. H. Harrlman had formed an.
alliance with Senator Clark of Montana
which would preveut the .construction of
Prince Poniatowskl's projected railroad from
Los Angeles to San Francisco, and also pre
vent a combination ot the Gould and Clark
Intereats, was shown to George J. Gould
today. After reading the dispatch Mr.
Gould said he had nothing to say about It.
The same dispatch was shown to W. D.
Cornish, vice president ot the Union Pa
cific and Oregon Short Line. He said he
knew notbfng at all about the reported com
bination or alliance.
Secretary Millar of the Union Pacific said
he knew nothing about such an alliance.
The dispatch was shown to E. H. Harrl
man. He had nothing to say about It.
TRY TO STOP HALF RATES
Westers Passenger Association Passes
Old Resolutions Afresh to
CHICAGO, Jan. 8. At a meeting of the
executive committee of the Western Pas
senger association today the agreement re
garding the issuance of half-rate tlcketa
was reaffirmed. It waa decided to make
another i effort to correct some of the
abuses which have crept Into the use of
The committee failed to reach a uniform
agreement recording the hauling of fish
VfaBASH FIGHT IS OVER
Arbitrators Arrange Terms with
Pennsylvania Railroad, bat Make
PITTSBURG, Jan. 8. The dispute be
tween the Pennsylvania railroad and the
Pittsburg, Carnegie ft Western railroad, the
Wabash extenaion, over the right of the
elevated structure ot the Wabash was set
tled today by a board ot arbitration. The
details of the agreement were not made
So Strike on Santa Fe.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 8. The general man
ager ot the Santa Fe aays there is no
danger of the trainmen and conductors on
tbat line striking to secure the demands
which were refused yesterdsy.
NO TRIAL YET FOR HUNTER
Rumors of an Arojulttnl Are Denied
by Correspondent at
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. Replying to an In
quiry regarding the reports circulated In
the United States tbat W. O. Hunter. Jr.,
bad been triad and acquitted of the murder
of Flttgersld, the Associated Press corre
spondent today cables as follows:
OVATE MA LA, Jan. 1-If there has been
a trial It waa a secret one. All my story
Scarcity of Fuel at Atehlaoa.
ATCHISON. Kan.. Jan I -For acveral
days It has been Impossible to secure coal
hire to aupply local needa. A flour mill
haa ahut down for lack of fuel and others
may have to follow. If very heavy weather
comes there will bo suffering.
CAS EXPLOSION R1L' S TWO
Building jg Wracked and Entire Town
Shaien by Iti Fore.
CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS A MYSTERY
Men Who Were Workln'st on the ia
Tank Which (anacd the Havoc
Are Both of Them I n
SIOCX CITY, la.. Jan. 8 iSperlal Tele
gram.) By the explosion of an acetylene
plant at Mapleton thla afternoon ihe
building In which the plant waa locate!
wns wrecked, two men wnre Instantly
killed and several others injured. Th I
JOHN MATTHEWS, aged 40, carpenter.
CHARLES DRADFIELD, agrd 40, car
penter. The entire town was shaken by the force
ct the explosion. Matthews and Dradfleld
were working on the building. At 1:43
o'clock Matthews was standing upon the
roof of the gas tank and Bradfleld waa in
side. As the generator exploded the roof
was blown off and Matthews was hurled to
a great height, falling a distance of fifty
feet from the building. The top of hla
head was gone and bis body vat, horribly
smashed. BradQeld waa not nianglsd, but
his body was crushed to a pulp.
So terrlflo was the forre of tho explosion
that all the plate glass In the neighborhood
was shattered and glass on all sides of
the hotel nearby was broken. Each of the
unfortunate men had a family, Matthews
being the father ot three children and
Bradfleld of two. The cause of the explo
sion Is not known. A coroner's inquest
will be held.
SUGAR MEN EXPLAIN
(Continued from Flrat Page.)
withdraw from further connection with the
association ,as it had outlived Its useful
ness and waa dominated by a one-man
power. Mr. Wagner and Mr. Clark both
voted against the resolutions.
Mr. Oxnard afterward contended that the
yearly output of the companies which he
represented and by those for whom he had
proxies was many times greater than the
output of the companies whose representa
tives had opposed the resolution. The
Michigan beet sugar Interests had not yet
passed on the resolutions.
Senator Burrows and representatives of
the beet sugar Interests of Michigan were
in ' frequent conference with the members
ot the association during the day and to
night assembled at the Arlington hotel,
when the resolutions adopted were read
over to them, but no action taken. One of
the Michigan men said that thus far noth
ing had been determined as to how Michi
gan would stand in the matter, that the
beet sugar Interests of that state were not
committed on the subject. Senator Bur
rows said the people of his state probably
would watt until the Cuban treaty had
made Its appearance from the committee
In the senate before taking action.
Before adjourning the Beet Sugar asso
ciation tonight elected the following of
ficers: President, Henry T. Oxnard; vice
president, F. K. Carey ot Baltimore; aecre
tary Truman O. Palmer; treasurer, Julius
Stroh of Detroit.
START RUN ON SAVINGS BANK
Depositors , JMIannderstand Unsoaxe
Used be Bank Superintendent
o'.' New York.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y., Jan. 8. Because
of a misapprehension regarding the re
cently Issued report ot State Superintend
ent of Banks Kilburn, there was a run
today on the Schenectady Savings bank, one
of the oldest and most conservative In
stitutions In the state.
The demonstration was confined slmost
entirely to foreign speaking persons. When
the report of the banking department ap
peared It was translated by volunteer in
terpreters Into the language spoken by the
various foreigners working in this city.
The criticisms ot trust companies and
recommendations regarding legislation af
fecting them produced a bad effect upon
these people, as they VI Id net understand
the matter, and in a mysterious manner a
fear gained ground that all, was not well
with the savings bank here. In which the
thoussnds deposit their savings.
Posses ot them withdrew their money
from the bank and today when the doors
of tho institution were opened there waa
a large crowd of excited foreigners who
demanded the deposits. They were promptly
paid, the bank officers, In anticipation of a
run, having prepared for It over night.
At noon every one had received what
was demanded. The true situation was ex
plained to the foreigners snd gradually the
Kot Owned by Stnndnrd Oil.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.-The Standard Oil
company authorises the atatement 'that 't
doea not own or control any part of tho
producing territory ot either the Beaumont
oil field In Texas or the Jennlnfcs field in
Loulsluna and has never sought to do o.
LOOK OUT FOR
The col J-wave flag
means zero weather, icy,
and the beginning of
winter in earnest. To
Catarrh sufferers there
ia nothing cheering in
these climatic changes, for with the
return of cold weather, all the disa
greeable symptoms of Catarrh appear:
blinding headaches, dizziness, n attifty feel
ing about the cose that makes breathing
difficult, chest pains, and, as the disease
progresses, a discharge of nauseating mut
ter from the throat and nose that keeps one
continually hawking and spitting.
Catarrh is a most disgusting disease, the
foul mucous secretions that are constantly
dropping back into the stomach, contami
nate and poison the blood and is distributed
throughout the body, and it thcu becomes
a deep-seuted, systemic, persUteut dUea'.c
tbat must be treuted through the blood, for
it is beyond the reach of sprays, washes,
powders or external treatment of any kind.
S. S. S. soon clears the system of all
Catarrhal matter aud purges the blood
of the irritating poisons, thus eiTeetually
checking the further prgrcsa of this ter.
o'us and far reaching d;cuje.
Ixxjk out for Catarrh in the winter, for
cold stirs the blood ar.d causes excessive
secretion of nntcua and brings to life all the
slumbering poUona that make Cat.irrh the
diseases. S.S S. keeps
the blood ia such per
fect order thut cold
waved cause no alarm
and the chanire from
the torrid heat of summer to the rigors of
winter produces no hurtful effects.
Write us if yon have Catarrh and our
Physicians will advise you w ithout charge.
Ikok on Blood and &klu Diseases free.
Tbt Swift Specific Co, Atlanta, 6a.
Something for Mothers
to Think About.
Lives of Suffering and
, Sorrow Averted
And Happiness and Prosperity
Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Pills
When All Else Fails.
Zvery child loru Into the norld with
n inherited or early developed ten
dency to distreslng, disfiguring hu
mouii of the akin, scalp and Mood, he
comer no. object of the most tender so
licitude, not only lecaue of Its anfler
Ing, but because of the dreadful fear
that the disfiguration ii to be lifelong
and mar Its future happiness and pros
perity. Hence it becomes the duty of
mothers of such afflicted children to ac
quaint thrmselvea with tho best, the
purest and most eflectlve treatment
available, viz., The Cuticura Treatment.
Warm bnths with Cuticura Soap to
cleanse the skin and scilp ot crusts and
cab's, gentle application of Cuticura
OlutinPiit, to allny Itching, Irritation
and Inflammation, and soothe and heal,
and mild doses of Cuticura Resolvent
I'llls, to cool the blood in the severer
enses. are all that can be desired for the
alleviation of the fullering of akin tor
tured Infants and hildreu, and the com
fort of worn out parents.
Millions of womt-n use Cuticura Soap,
assisted by Cuticura Olutmeut, for pre
serving, purifying and beautifying the
skin, for cleansing the sculp of crusts,
scales and dandruff, and the stopping
of falling hnlr, for softening, whiteulnjr
and soothing red, rough aud sore hands,
for baby rashes, itching and chatlngs,
In the form of washes 'for annoying
Irritations and Inflammations, and for
many sanative, antiseptic, purposes
which readily suggest themselves.
The Best Stimulant
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It la particularly
women because of
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Wil. LAXAHAN SON. BAlttmora, Md.
In all DISEASES
12 years of maa
ceasful practlea ia
VARICOCELE HYDROCELE snd
Dl EC cur I, .. Ssrs. without cultluf. la of
I ILkW loss ot lima Lsl (uaraotM to cur.
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CVDUII IC rurrd for Ufa ant Ui poises
OlrillLlsV inorouitlr atatniM from th.
m.m. Htu Trr .tii on rmptoio JluppMrl
eouitalr and (or..r. No "BKEAKINO OUT" of
tot dlMM on th akin or f.oo. Trwtmont contains i
ao S.ns.rous druss or Injurious SMOUilnw.
11 C If HE II '" ooMS or VICTIMS TO
If EAR IllCn KKHVOI B KKB1UTT OH BX
HAL'blluN, WAallNO WKAKKKBS. with BARLT
DECAT lu YOUNO and MIDDLE AUBDi lack at via,
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cured with new hotae treat
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nniKAitv v !,, and Bladder TrouoloB, Weak
keck, burning Urine, frequency ot Urinating. Drue
Miek Colored, or with milk! eediBeat wa staadtns-
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SEARLES & SEARIES. li2k
Treats all forms et
ST Tears Kxpartencs,
17 Years In Omaha.
Ills remarkable suo
cess has never ben
equaled sail every day brines many flatter
Ing reports of the good he la doing, or the
relief he has given.
Hot Springs Treatment for Syphilis
And all glood Poisons. NO "BHEAKINO
OUT" on the akin or face and all external
signs ot the disease disappear at once.
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1 1 . U '.i. tl. cases cured ui nerv
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urucce. UU1CK CURES-LOW CHAHOES.
Trcutiueul Ly uiu.lL A O. Hox .04. Ofllce
ver iu a. itltt aireet, betweeu It aruavia ut
lou.a streets. OMAAlA. .Na,H..
WHITa OOVK COaEnvrr .'!.. locir.i.tj. i rar
li.g (ur .i.MiK drink, tbe epretne fur wnlck eaiinui
eil.t ru-r u.l is ihla r.nirdj. Olvea la any liuuli
w Ih .r without knnwleoen if ratini, taatairM; ! '
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"Man waota but
Uttlo bar below"
Said inurbid poet
long y)4ra ago,
I'm prone to doubt
that unci nt aaica
When I look at Tha
Hae'a graat "Want
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